Jamaica takes steps to enable crew changes and repatriations

Jamaica takes steps to enable crew changes and repatriations

In order to enable crew changes, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has listed seafarers among the class of “essential workers” under its Disaster Risk Management Act and has put in place measures to speed up the transit of registered seafarers through its borders.

An estimated 600,000 seafarers are waiting for crew changes – 300,000 on vessels and 300,000 waiting to embark – according to the International Transport Workers Federation...


Βραζιλία: φρενίτιδα πετρελαϊκών εξαγωγών αλλά και περιορισμένα κέρδη

Διπλασιασμό σε σχέση με την ίδια περίοδο του 2019, σημείωσαν οι βραζιλιάνικες εξαγωγές πετρελαίου για το μήνα Ιούλιο σύμφωνα με το πρακτορείο ειδήσεων MercoPress. Πιο συγκεκριμένα, από τη λατινοαμερικανική χώρα εξήχθησαν 8,19 εκατ. τόνοι τον Ιούλιο, σημειώνοντας σημαντική ετήσια αύξηση εάν αναλογιστεί κανείς ότι τον Ιούλιο του 2019 εξήχθησαν μονάχα 3,76 εκατ. τόνοι πετρελαίου.

Η ποσότητα πετρελαίου που μεταφέρθηκε από τα λιμάνια της Βραζιλίας τον Ιούλιο, αποτελεί τη δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη για το...


Trade to rebound and digitisation to accelerate, predicts Maersk CEO

A bullish Soren Skou, chief of Maersk, in this interview believes trade will recover quickly to pre-pandemic levels, and grow slowly after that. But he points out that businesses have learned a lot during the crisis. Supply chains will change, he predicts, as customers found they were too predicated on efficiency and low costs, and ignored the problems of single-sourcing and lack of inventory in the system. He also says …

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Montreal dockers’ to start “unlimited” strike

Longshoremen in the Port of Montreal are about to escalate the long-running dispute with the Maritime Employers Association (MEA).

The two sides will continue to negotiate over the weekend to try and avert an indefinite strike, but with both sides claiming they offered a truce, which was rejected by their opposite numbers, it seems the MEA and the dockers remain far from a resolution.

Chief negotiator for the Longshoremen’s Union Local 375 (CUPE) Michel Murray told Container News, that the union...


Diana fixes panamax bulker “Melia” on period with Ausca

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Melia with Ausca

ATHENS, GREECE, August 7, 2020 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Ausca Shipping Limited, Hong Kong, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Melia. The gross charter rate is US$10,000 per day, plus...